Climate change may not seem like an issue that should concern web developers, but the truth is that our work does have a carbon footprint, and it’s about time we started to think about that.
By Jack Lenox, published by Smashing Magazine on 15 January 2019
You may not think about it often, but the …
This blogpost has three parts: first I describe the painpoints I feel at the moment, then I describe what I have been hacking on yesterday, and in the last part I share some other ideas we talked about over dinner in Nürnberg, that where not recorded in any form other than short notes on some phones.
Artisanal versions of Twitter and Facebook hope to keep the good while jettisoning the bad.
Social media in 2019 is a garbage fire.
What started out as the most promising development in the history of the Web – the participation of users in the creation of content and online dialogue at scale – has turned into a swamp of sensation, lies, hate speech, harassment, and noise.
On the 4th May 2019, the Green Anti-Capitalist Front (GAF) held its second open assembly. Approximately seventy people attended, the majority for their first time. The assembly’s agenda was divided into two parts: the first focusing on clarifying the aims and principles of GAF, reflecting on past …
Now that #IndieWeb buillding blocks have reached a each generation originally proposed in the Generation model the community has begun to explore a broader conceptual models to explain our work. Innovation systems and system network agent theory provide an interesting model
By Tom Wetzel
Capitalist dynamics are at the very heart of the current crisis that humanity faces over global warming.
When we talk of “global warming,” we’re talking about the rapid — and on-going — rise in the average world-wide surface and ocean temperature. Thus far a rise of 0.8 degre…
This article introduces the concept of ‘place-based civic tech’ — citizen engagement technology codesigned by local government, civil society and global volunteers. It investigates to what extent creating such a digital space for autonomous self-organization allows for the emergence of a parallel, self-determining and more place-based geography of politics and political action.
Market systems have made better use of more information than economic planners. What if AI and machine learning changed that?
Learn how to automate your workstation setup via Ansible, which will allow you to easily restore your entire configuration. If you have multiple workstations, you can use this approach to make the configuration identical on each one.
Our consumption culture comes at a heavy cost. But it doesn’t take much to fix our broken stuff.
When the tools of modern life stop working, people should be able to shop for the best price on repairs.
Apple’s custom T2 chip brings better security to recent Macs—and we all like security! But the T2 also makes Macs harder to repair or use with non-Apple operating systems, and it can create nightmares for DJs and musicians. So is a T2 Mac right for you?
We highlight some of the best resources for charities to start applying the power of data to their impact, fundraising and everyday operations.
In a deal that made few ripples outside the energy industry, two very large but relatively obscure companies, Rockwell Automation and Schlumberger Limited, announced a joint venture called Sensia. The new company will “sell equipment and services to advance digital technology and automation in the oilfield,” according to the Houston Chronicle. Yet the partnership has ramifications far beyond Houston’s energy corridor: It’s part of a growing trend that sees major tech companies teaming with oil giants to use automation, AI, and big data services to enhance oil exploration, extraction, and production.
Let me start by stating: I believe we can change the future of computing for the better. However, currently something is wrong with our digital world; something basic, something is rotten at the core. I want to talk to you about what that is, how it came to be, and why we must change it
In a series of remarkably prescient articles, the first of which was published in the German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung in the summer of 2013, Shoshana Zuboff pointed to an alarming phenomenon: the digitization of everything was giving technology firms immense social power. From th…
We have choices about the digital future that we want.
Building a green economy will cost money. Where do we start?
Algorithms, accountability, and our digital selves
Our latest report portrays four alternate futures of work. What clues do current trends give us for the future that awaits us?
Most economists suffer from misplaced optimism about the oncoming Fourth Industrial Revolution. Some reskilling here and there would suffice to spread its benefits to all workers. They ignore how capitalism invents and employs technology for profits, not people.
This report examines how digital technologies could help councils save money, foster local economic growth and deliver better outcomes for local residents and communities.